Dumser’s Dairyland’s inlet spot is set to close on Oct. 31, after Judge Dale Cathell denied a motion that would keep it open while the while the heirs to the property prepare their next move in the fight against the city.
“We built this business up for 35 years, starting at that location. It’s not fair. I wasn’t aware that we had a problem until this came out,” Dumser’s owner Don Timmons said. “I’m just the middleman caught up in this.”
The iconic Boardwalk stand is the center of a controversy that sparked after the city declined to renew an agreement with the relatives of Nathan Rapoport, the man that built it in 1966.
Instead of renewing the 25-year agreement for a second time, the city decided to tell Nathans Associates, the heirs, and its tenant to vacate the premises last October.